Infected blood: special category mechanism and financial and other support in England

Closed 17 Apr 2017

Opened 6 Mar 2017


This consultation sets out, and seeks views on, the special appeals mechanism that offers financial and other support for those with chronic hepatitis C infection. 

The department has developed a special appeals mechanism, called the special category mechanism (SCM), for those with chronic hepatitis C infection (stage 1). The SCM is a significant new element of the infected blood reforms and we are consulting on the details of it and proposals for ensuring the scheme remains within its budget.




  • Patients
  • Carers


  • Physical health